1. NHL Free Agency: 12 Players Who Should Test the Waters in 2013

    Daniel Alfredsson, Jarome Iginla and Alexander Semin are All-Star caliber players who could (and should, for various reasons) test the sometimes-refreshing waters of free agency in 2013...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 1,708 reads 18 comments

  2. Montreal Canadiens Fans Chant for P.K. Subban's Return at Open Scrimmage

    In case you were curious about how Montreal Canadiens fans feel about the ongoing contract shenanigans with defender P.K. Subban —now I suppose you know...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 2,634 reads 11 comments

  3. Detroit Red Wings: 5 Players Who Will Need to Have Their Best Years Yet

    The Detroit Red Wings have made the playoffs in 21 consecutive seasons, but with the questions surrounding the state of their Nicklas Lidstrom-less blue line , some pundits are predicting they will miss their first postseason in over two decades...

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  4. Detroit Red Wings Name Zetterberg Captain: 5 Reasons Why He Is the Right Heir

    The Detroit Red Wings know they'll never be able to replace Nicklas Lidstrom, but they took their first stride forward on Tuesday , naming Henrik Zetterberg the new captain. This, after all, is what the Wings do...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 2,725 reads 6 comments

  5. Safety Remains a Huge Concern for NHL Players Entering 2013 Season

    The NHL lockout has finally come to an end. The labyrinth of issues that separated the NHL and the NHLPA has been navigated, and it only took 113 hockey-less days to do it...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 1,475 reads 33 comments

  6. 10 Worrisome Injuries Heading into 2013 NHL Training Camps

    Nothing can put a damper on an NHL season like the injury bug. The impact of injured players will be amplified by 2013's shortened season; with the sprint-to-the-finish pace of a ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 2,053 reads 5 comments

  7. Stock Up, Stock Down for the Top 16 NHL Stars Entering 2013 Season

    The 2013 NHL season is (perhaps) just a little over a week away from starting, and as such the story lines we've been rolling around in our brains throughout the lockout will finally come to fruition...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 1,506 reads 49 comments

  8. Why Gary Bettman Should Quit Apologizing About the NHL Lockout

    Gary Bettman just doesn't seem to understand social cues. At all. Every single time he hands out the Stanley Cup, he is booed. Every time he appears in public in front of fans, he is booed...

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  9. 2013 NHL Fantasy Hockey Tips: 11 Pointers to Help You Crush Your Draft & League

    For fans of the NHL , the news that the lockout would soon be coming to an end was exciting because that meant that hockey would be back out on the ice...

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  10. 2013 NHL Schedule: Pros and Cons of the Shortened Docket

    This time last week, we NHL hockey fans were still mired in a lockout, unsure of when we'd see another game played. Now, just a few days later, we're breaking down the matrix that the NHL is using to construct a schedule for hockey in 2013...

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  11. NHL Fantasy Sleepers 2012-13: 14 Must-Have Pickups for Your Fantasy Team

    The NHL Yahoo! Fantasy Player Rankings are known for letting a few guys slide down the chart from time to time...

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  12. 2013 NHL Season: 5 Bold Predictions for the Montreal Canadiens

    The Montreal Canadiens had a disastrous season in 2011-2012. They finished last in the Eastern Conference and missed the playoffs by 14 points while losing the division to the Boston Bruins by 24 points...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 4,582 reads 6 comments

  13. 2013 NHL Season: 5 Bold Predictions for the Vancouver Canucks

    There's only one way for the Vancouver Canucks to improve on their seasons at this point, and that's winning the Stanley Cup...

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  14. 2013 NHL Season: 5 Bold Predictions for the Edmonton Oilers

    Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov, Taylor Hall. Yeah, Edmonton Oilers fans have a lot to be excited about now that the lockout is over...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 2,483 reads 2 comments

  15. Detroit Red Wings: Predicting Their Starting Lineup for the 2013 NHL Season

    With an abbreviated 2012-13 season, the time may be now for the Detroit Red Wings to have a bit of a "youth movement...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 686 reads 63 comments

  16. NHL Season 2013: Breaking Down the Stanley Cup Contenders and Pretenders

    After the Los Angeles Kings made arguably the most improbable run to the Stanley Cup in the history of the NHL , fans across North America must believe one thing: "If an eighth seed ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 4,454 reads 13 comments

  17. Detroit Red Wings: In Light of New Cap, Is Kenny Holland Psychic?

    Kenny Holland was berated and battered in a way I've never seen before this summer after failing to land Zach Parise or Ryan Suter , and unsuccessfully trying to attract any kind of attention from a stud free agent...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 2,005 reads 12 comments

  18. NHL Salary Cap Dropping to $64.3 Million: 5 Teams That Will Need to Make Moves

    What will the NHL salary cap be in 2013-2014? Twitter was ablaze this morning with news that the NHL lockout had finally ended, and surely this was the question on most everyone's minds...

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  19. NHL Lockout Ends, According to Multiple Reports

    Multiple sources, including Katie Strang of ESPN New York and Sean Gentille of the Sporting News have proclaimed that the NHL lock out has ended. Gary Bettman told reporters around 5:45 a...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 146 reads 2 comments

  20. WJC Gold Medal Game: What Beating Sweden Would Mean to the Americans

    Right now Seth Jones, John Gibson, Jake McCabe and the rest of Team USA are gearing up for their gold-medal game against the Swedes, at least mentally. As riled up as I am for the tilt, which will take place at 8 a...

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  21. 2013 NHL Lockout: No NHLPA Disclaimer, Presence of Mediator Both Positive Signs

    It's early on Thursday morning, and I may or may not be awake to watch the United States take on Canada in quarterfinal action in the World Junior Championships. Before turning to NHL...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 359 reads 2 comments

  22. NHL Trade Speculation: 8 Post-Lockout 'Will They Stay or Will They Go' Scenarios

    Lets assume that Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr don't succeed in their apparent quest to blow the NHL , and that there will be a season sometime in the near future. All Dr...

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  23. NHL Lockout: Nail Yakupov and 10 Other Players Who Will Save the League (Again)

    The last time the NHL had a lockout, it had Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin to lure fans back to the game...

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  24. NHL Lockout: Jordan Eberle & 11 Players That Have Impressed While in the AHL

    Jordan Eberle, to the surprise of no one, has been tearing it up for the Oklahoma City Barons in the AHL. The farm team of the NHL 's Edmonton Oilers are stocked up on top-end talent ...

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  25. 2013 NHL Lockout: Why Fans Are Wrong in Attacking Evander Kane for Twit Pic

    Leave Evander Kane alone. And the rest of the locked out players, too, while you are at it. I read just about any blog on hockey that I can and typically even force ...

    Franklin Steele Written by Franklin Steele about over 1 year ago 156 reads 21 comments